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Zamberlan Hiking Boots
Depends: Boots have a lot of lead content if there is concern about radiation exposure. Steel toed boots are heavy because it protects your toes and foot. My medical boots are light, so it depends on your style and functionality. ...Read more
What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?
No: The leather was saturated with chromic acid during the tanning process and washing just takes out those on the surface area. As time goes by, the level of chromate may decline. Try wearing a thick cotton sock to prevent your sweat which may leach out the chrome form the leather if you must wear them. ...Read more
Hi, i'm suffering from problems in my right heel, it occurs mainly when i put pressure on it or put on my work boots. What could be the cause of it?
Could be...: Plantar fascitis if the pains occur mainly in the heel area and even possibly the arch. It could also be generalized arthritis and a number of other possibilities. Take the insoles out of your shoes and replace them with ones that have more arch support. The one i recommend most is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer insole. If you don't need as much cushioning, the total support is also good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some of the best night boots for plantar fascitis? I need the best quality. I do not want it to break on me, so please tell me some good ones
Consider an Rx: I hope you have had your condition examined and diagnosed. If you are unable to find a commercial night splint device for plantar fasciitis, consider asking your doctor to recommend one specifically and/or send you to an orthotist to have a device made for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?
Probably not socks: It takes pretty tight socks to cut off circulation (like the compression hose/socks patients wear to decrease leg swelling). It's safest to see a primary care doctor (bring the socks and shoes) and let the doctor decide if the problem is the socks or possibly another cause of legs swelling or poor circulation in the legs (such as heart, kidney, arterial, or hormonal problems). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few red, dry, almost circular patches around just one of my ankles. I thought it may have been my boots rubbing but it won't seem to go away.
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